Lifelong Learning features San Juan Symphony conductor

The Pagosa Springs Lifelong Learning Lecture series continues Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Sisson Library when guest speaker, Arthur Post, artistic director and conductor for the San Juan Symphony, presents “Musically Speaking: Where Giants Dare to Tread.”

Since the time of Mozart and Haydn, composers have chosen the symphony as the form for their most ambitious artistic expressions. With Beethoven’s weighty footsteps still echoing throughout Europe, Johannes Brahms waited until the ripe age of 43 to complete his “First Symphony.” It had taken him at least 14 years but the feat established Brahms as Beethoven’s worthy successor at the loftiest musical heights.  

Artistic director and conductor of the San Juan Symphony since 2002, Arthur Post is a graduate of Yale University and the Juilliard School. A well-regarded guest conductor, Post has led orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East.

The final lecture of the fall Lifelong Learning series is scheduled for Nov. 8, when Denise Rue-Pastin, chair of the Southwest Organization for Sustainability, will present “Living Responsibly: Saving the Environment While Saving Money.”

Attend the Lifelong Learning program for a free lecture and keep your mind agile and your life interesting. Lifelong Learning lectures are open to the public and take place at the Sisson Library, located at the corner of U.S. 160 and South 8th Street. Starting time is 3 p.m. sharp